July 1, 2010
So, once again, it is only because of the vigilance of The Baltimore Sun that an issue like this overtime is raised ("Overtime budget buster," June 30). But, of course, now that The Sun has shined the light on it, everyone will react. Too bad that good management policies weren't already in place. In the Sheriff's Department, for example, we are told that there is a "new requirement that supervisors submit a weekly hourly total for commanders to review." This is a new requirement?
March 2, 2014
CLEMSON, S.C. - Maryland had its recent spate of close losses prolonged Sunday at Littlejohn Coliseum. With chances to win at the end of regulation, the Terps went into one overtime, then another, before losing to Clemson, 77-73, as their season-long agony continued. The defeat was the sixth in nine games this season decided by four points or fewer, and the third in a stretch of four games that followed two-point defeats to both Duke and Syracuse. Despite taking the lead with the first basket in each overtime, and leading 71-70 on a jumper by sophomore guard Seth Allen with 1:32 left in the second overtime, the Terps couldn't stop the Tigers down the stretch.
November 27, 2009
%HTMLsymbol; %HTMLspecial; ]> sp.digest27.ART Gonzaga tops Cincinnati, 61-59, in overtime College basketball Maui Invitational final Associated Press LAHAINA, Hawaii - Thanks to several big plays by 7-footer Robert Sacre,...
July 2, 2010
For a solution to the problem of excessive overtime pay costs in Baltimore City, we need only review a bit of history. The Fair Labor Standards Act passed in 1937 was a job-creation technique. It established the 40-hour work week with penalty pay, also known as overtime pay, for hours worked over 40, weekends, holidays, and so on. This was a time of heavy unemployment. The hope was that by limiting working hours, more people would be employed. The health benefits of a more reasonable work week were incidental, but considered.
May 23, 2013
It's been a busy year so far for Audrey Dyer-Brown, collections supervisor at the city Department of Public Works. Her job duties have ballooned - and so has her paycheck. By early May, she'd already made 87 percent of her yearly salary, even though the year was just one-third over. Thanks to a whopping 538 hours of overtime in that span, she took in $22,280 above her regular pay, giving her gross income of $37,500 by May 8, according to figures provided by the city. Her regular salary for the entire year: $42,900.
February 1, 2010
Kickoffs get the boot Bill Kline The Morning Call In the catalog of things that are unfair - right up there with broken NBC promises and oil cartels and Wendy's scrapping its salad bar - is the outdated NFL overtime rule. The team that wins the coin flip and returns the kickoff often needs only two or three first downs to get into field goal range. Game over. Solution: Retain sudden death, but abandon the kickoff. The team that wins the coin flip can start on offense but must do so on its own 15-yard line.